Dean Blount speaks at White House

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Visiting the White House on Wednesday, Aug. 5, Dean Sally Blount ’92 met with senior advisers and several leaders from the business and business school communities to discuss the changing needs of the 21st century workplace.

That workplace must focus on expanding opportunities for women in business through recruitment, training and retention while implementing policies that work for families, according to Blount, Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett, and several others.

Telltale signs of this change are already apparent. Streaming video service Netflix recently announced that it would grant unlimited paid leave to employees within the first year of a child’s birth or adoption.

Kellogg also just announced a record-high percentage of female students — 43 percent — in its incoming Full-Time Class of 2017.

“We’ve worked hard on that the last couple of years,” Blount said. “We invest heavily in developing the 21st century workforce and we see that as part of our mission with the strong female leadership that we have.”

Learn more about Dean Blount’s White House visit.

Find out about Kellogg’s Women’s Business Association.

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